If setting up appointments for dental procedures causes you anxiety and fear, you're not the only one. Individuals of all ages have severe phobias about visiting the dentist. It is for this reason that Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY provides sedation dentistry options that will allow you to feel calm and relaxed throughout a dental procedure or treatment. Dr. Marianna Farber will meet with you during your consultation to thoroughly go over the various sedation options available at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in order to find the best choice for you.
Commonly requested sedation dentistry methods are:
Nitrous oxide sedation, sometimes called laughing gas, is now a standard kind of sedation which provides mild and manageable sedation.
Oral-conscious sedation utilizes prescription medication to allow patients decreased stress prior to and while undergoing their procedure.
Intravenous (IV) sedation can be administered directly into an individual's veins to completely calm them during the process.
"It was a great experience to be a client of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. The staffs were nice, welcoming and accommodating to your needs. The dentist was very nice also, makes you feel at ease and explains to your understanding the procedure to be done. Prices were also reasonable for the wonderful service they render to you."- B.D. / Google / Nov 08, 2018
"Always pleasant and professional. Explains everything step by step!"- I.I. / Demandforce / Apr 19, 2019
"I had Dr. Farber place porcelain veneers on my teeth a few years ago and they look as good today as the day they were first bonded on, I moved overseas but still always come in to see her for my follow ups and cleanings when I’m in town, wouldn’t go anywhere else."- M.B. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I had an awesome experience at my dental appointment with Dr. Farber, I came in needing my tooth pulled because it cracked it half, I was mortified, she used some new machine and got it out in no time, painless and I had no pain or swelling afterwards, exceeded my expectations above and beyond."- A.B. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"Dr. Farber is my favorite dentist, I came in with two teeth that chipped, everything from beginning to end of the procedure seemed as easy and painless as a dental visit can be, I was even able to see what my teeth looked like before and after the procedure with the photos she took, it was probably the most pleasant dental experience I’ve had, and I have had many!"- P.F. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
Should you feel severe anxiety and fear at the idea of routine dental appointments or more complex dental procedures, then you're probably a candidate for sedation dentistry. Since there are powerful sedation choices for a variety of circumstances, Dr. Farber may ask you questions regarding your lifestyle and medical history to ascertain which sedation option is most effective for you.
What to Expect
What to expect during sedation dentistry will differ based on what method you've selected. For nitrous oxide sedation, the principal objective is to temporarily calm an individual by putting a hood over the individual's nose and mouth, which releases nitrous oxide gas. With IV sedation, the patient is eased into a heavily relaxed state from medicine administered through an IV before the procedure begins. Oral-conscious sedation is carried out by providing the patient with anti-anxiety medicine about a hour before their appointment to help them remain calm prior to and during the procedure. This specific method is unable to be adjusted after it's administered, as is also the case with some of the other sedation dentistry choices.
Before initiating any treatment using sedation, Dr. Farber will go over what can be expected following the procedure. Sometimes, you'll have to have somebody else take you home following your appointment. After the procedure, it's recommended that you stay hydrated and rest. You will be drowsy for the remainder of the day, but these side effects will subside in about 24 hours.
Based on the kind of sedation selected for your treatment, your price and insurance benefits could vary. Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry will check with your insurance carrier ahead of time to evaluate what will be insured and what you might need to pay out-of-pocket following the therapy. Our facility accepts a variety of payment methods and can help you obtain medical financing.
You shouldn't be forced to suffer from phobias or nervousness to maintain ideal oral health. With sedation dentistry at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, your dental cleanings, exams, and treatments can become a constructive and peaceful visit. To get more information, call our staff to setup an appointment.